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March 12, 2004

Leonard Lauder: "We're a Family in Business, Not a Family Business"

The second-generation leader of Estee Lauder Companies explains why taking the business public was key to global expansion.
January 1, 2004

Economics Research: What Would Happen if We Removed Borders?

When two countries join, both almost always benefit economically from greater access to ideas, capital, and customers.
March 15, 2003

Economic Analysis: Debt Relief Doesn't Help Small Countries

Highly indebted poor countries should be targeted not for debt relief but for direct aid that would assist in building social infrastructure.
May 1, 2002

Don't Blame Trade Liberalization for Labor Market Chaos

Research finds little or no evidence of shuffling of workers in the five years after trade liberalization.
May 1, 2002

Ignoring Global Labor Standards Isn't Good for Business

A new study dispels the idea that having the lowest labor standards provides competitive advantages in the global economy.
June 1, 2001

Cultural Lenses Change Business Focus

How can firms understand and appreciate the cultural background of employees, partners, and customers without overemphasizing or stereotyping it?